BCIT's Guiding Statements
BCIT: Integral to the economic, social, and environmental prosperity of British Columbia.
The mission of BCIT is to serve the success of learners and employers:
by providing high quality technical and professional education and training that supports our graduates as practitioners and as citizens; and
- by advancing the state-of-practice.
BCIT’s foundation is comprised of certificates, diplomas and degrees – the entry-to-practice credentials that lead to rewarding careers. These are enhanced by programs and courses that are coordinated with career development and growth of the practitioner, and include industry services, advanced studies and continuing education.
BCIT offers experiential and contextual teaching and learning with the interdisciplinary experiences that model the evolving work environment.
BCIT conducts applied research to enhance the learner experience and advance the state-of-practice.BCIT exercises its provincial mandate by collaborating with the post-secondary system and employers in activities that improve learner access and success.
Commitments to our Stakeholders
BCIT is committed to:
providing a learner experience that supports learners as individuals, provides superior returns on their investment, and actively supports lifetime career success;
the success of employers by educating and training practitioners capable of being immediately productive, being a source of new ideas, and advancing the state-of-practice;
being responsive and adaptive to the evolving needs of British Columbia; and
- prudently stewarding resources entrusted to it in a manner that provides the citizens of British Columbia with the best possible return on their investments.
Commitments to Ourselves
BCIT is committed to:
valuing employees as individuals by supporting their ambitions, encouraging their development, recognizing their achievements and promoting their well- being. We understand that we are the primary determinants of BCIT’s future and success;
continuous improvement and performance measurement. We will constantly ask ourselves how we define success, measure our results, and improve performance;
a culture of team work. Our decision-making processes are transparent and based on engagement with stakeholders. We will share our challenges and celebrate our successes; and
- a sustainable financial strategy that will ensure BCIT is appropriately resourced. This will entail actively pursuing public and private funding, developing entrepreneurial approaches aligned with our mandate, and making the decisions necessary to support the things that we do best.